bill-swift - December 20, 2012
The Hollywood hype machine has more moving pieces than those two racist Transformers from Revenge of the Fallen. And it's very good at what it does--try to get you excited and interested in movies that are ultimately just putrid H-wood trash (I'm looking at you Battleship). It used to be that you'd show up to see a new movie and there'd be a trailer in front of it and you'd be like, 'Whoa, I didn't know they were making a Batman movie. And with Michael Keaton?' Now images and footage drips out and leaks onto the net like an old woman who pees a little when she laughs. And this could be well over a year before the actual movie even comes out.
So I take anything Hollywood shows me with a grain of salt. Because I remember how cool that first Martian teaser for Transformers was and I remember how the movie was the exact opposite. I remember how Green Lantern was proffered to us as a potentially interesting movie and then I remember what Green Lantern actually was--you could fit all the negative things I have to say about that movie into Peter Sarsgaard's god awful giant head prosthetic that he wore in the film. I've been burned before...and I won't be burned again.
So check the gallery for the ten big tent-pole movies of next year that I'm suspicious may actually suck.